Ulterior States Documentary

Ulterior States, an IamSatoshi production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with some thought leaders within the Bitcoin ecosystem. In an attempt to portray the community behind the message to adopt a …

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Coinscrum: Credits – Powering The First Blockchain For Government

Partnering with the Isle of Man government for this initial project, Credits aims to provide flexible [private] blockchains that are ready for existing industry use and deployment. Credits’ founder and lead developer, Nick Williamson, explained their tech and talked about the ready-to-go use cases that have allowed them to seal this deal. Brownie points to …

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QA with Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn

It was a great pleasure to host two of Bitcoin’s best known foster parents, Gavin Andresen (Chief Scientist at The Bitcoin Foundation) and Mike Hearn (Vinumeris/Lighthouse), at Toynbee Hall. They shared their latest thoughts (45 mins QA session), and, no doubt, reminded us that, given time, Bitcoin can indeed prove itself to be more than …

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Bit-Loft

A beautiful Loft, West of Shoredich’s triangle. Typical London rainy afternoon, jet lagged visitors, noting a current West Coast temperature. I got the chance to spend a few magical evenings with three lead thinkers in the open-source, decentralised and bitcoin community. Elizabeth Starks, an entrepreneur, promoting the future of digital currency and decentralised technologies at …

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Blockchain Technology Affords Tracking Supply-chains Anonymously

The social element of the Blockchain is perhaps the most interesting bit. On the one hand, we’ve proved that people can create money, and the public opinion with regards to the legitimacy of an alternative crypto-currency is shifting in its favour. On the other hand, the potential of using a decentralised, distributed, free ledger is …

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CoinScrum and Proof of Work: Tools for the Future 2

The second Tools For The Future Event, hosted by London’s Coinscrum and Proof of Work Media, was as much of a success as the first one. With a crowed larger than 120 people and the night-club set-up, the event felt like crypto is finding a lost social aspect, out of geek-finance and is making its …

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Financial Cryptography and Networks

Ian Grigg is the editor of the fantastic blog Financial Cryptography and, the inventor of the Ricardian Transaction Suite. Ian is a crypto-currency veteran, dating back to the late 90’s and his involvement with E-gold; through new related ventures in development that have been experimenting/implementing Ricardian Contracts. I was first introduced to Ian’s work through …

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The Blockchain Is Telling A Story About Justice [trust-doesnt-scale]

Chris Ellis is a busy journalist. I’ve been following Chris’s work, as he’s been writing, streaming and recording crypto-currency related events for nearly two years. Chris uses Proof of Publishing techniques for some of his investigative and identity ventures. PoP being a main topic in my documentary research, I sat with Chris to record a …

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Bitcoin Allows Visible Change

Julia Tourianski is a very colourful and fresh voice in the Bitcoin world. In a recent piece, Paul Rosenberg described the new generation of ‘Bitcoin kids’, and how this may go down in the future. Julia Tourianski, was of-course mentioned and quoted. I was first introduced to Julia at my friend Amir Taaki‘s place. Wile …

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Blockchain Politics 2.0

I was first introduced to Peter Todd by Amir Taaki and Kyle Drake. Peter is a consultant in the bitcoin space. Allegedly called a core developer, Peter is chief scientist for MasterCoin and DarkWallet, chief architect for ZeroCash and a developer for Counter Party, ColoredCoins and Coinkite. We met while he traveled through London, and …

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Bitcoin 2014 – Multi Chain – Amsterdam

Bitcoin 2014 was the Bitcoin Foundation’s annual conference which gathered more than 1,100 attendees in Amsterdam. As a top fintech hub in Europe and with fantastic tourist attraction, Amsterdam served as a great place for the event. Holding a conference in Europe was a great way for the Foundation to help spread its reach out …

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[Bitcoin] opened up a generational creative horizon

Brett Scott, author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (order for Bitcoin), and I first met in last year’s Bitcoin Expo in London. We also had a chance to catch up during the Coinscrum-Blockchain event in 2014 Fintech Week. I recorded an interview with Brett discussing the use cases …

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Free Markets Will Not Necessarily Create Free People

Vinay Gupta, the inventor of Free Hardware Houses For The World – The Hexayurt. Vinay looks where to fill in the gaps for better resilience. I had the honor of recording an interview with him, about network governance. We discussed various aspects of Bitcoin and Mesh networks with relation to the understanding of political theory. …

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Politics Of Bitcoin

Lui Smyth is a researcher in UCL’s anthropology department, studying the Bitcoin community. I’ve known Lui for some time now, both of us being regulars at the London Meetups. Recently, Lui published the first results for his Politics of Bitcoin study and, we recorded a follow up interview. In the cut below we discuss: an …

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CoinScrum – It’s the technology, stupid

Fintech Week and CoinScrum London – Monday 31st March 2014. It’s the technology, stupid. The real value of Bitcoin It’s the technology, stupid. The real value of Bitcoin: A panel discussion that bypasses talk of bitcoin, the wildly fluctuating digital currency portrayed by the mainstream media, and reflects instead on the disruptive potential of the …

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Coinscrum – Launch Pad

Coinscrum’s first event specifically aimed at providing business networking opportunities and start-up advice. Stephan Tual, Eitan Jankelewitz, Adam Vaziri, Sian Jones, Hakim Mamoni, Simon Dixon and Adam Cleary. Stephan Tual – Latest Technological Innovations In The Crypto Space Legal and Regulation – Eitan Jankelewitz, Adam Vaziri & Sian Jones Bullion Bitcoin – Adam Cleary SeedCoin …

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[bitcoin] Go to the source and read it from Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper

As a bitcoin documentary story-teller, having someone like Andreas Antonopoulos for a video interview, is something that holds weight. He speaks horizontal networks of trust, he has a natural sense for narrative and he’s extremely pleasant to sit-down with. I think that Andreas, for myself and (judging by the social media means), others, has become …

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Coinscrum – Alternative Stage – London

Due to the high demand this epic meetup moved to a larger venue in Hoxton Square. If we had The Annual Satoshi Awards, Coinscrum’s social event would lead the list of the Alternative Stage Award. Any conference in the future should learn from the London event.  Speakers included: Andreas Antonopoulos, Gavin Wood, Robert McDowall with …

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Bitcoin exposes the weaknesses of the existing financial regime

Sveinn Valfells is an entrepreneur, scientist and an angel investor. The first time I was introduced to Sveinn’s work was at Bitcoin London 2013, where he gave a fantastic presentation about the use of bitcoin in micro-states, and how his home country Iceland could adopt it. I have been trying to secure an interview with …

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[bitcoin] Most people are yet to understand how disruptive this technology is.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the founder of RootEleven and author of the upcoming Mastering Bitcoin. As a busy bitcoin evangelist that is based in California, in 2014, Andrea’s focus is on the international aspect of bitcoin. As far as he is concerned, in North America and the rest of the developed world, bitcoin is an …

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Exploring The Blockchain

During 2013, Nicolas Cary, CEO, Blockchain.info, travelled the world to meet different Bitcoiners. The number one quality that he emphasized was the enthusiasm amongst all of them. I met with Nicolas, after his presentation at London Bitcoin Expo 2013. I wanted to learn more about the service which I find most useful and friendly. In …

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Bitcoin Focus – Framing The Debate

As before, the theme of the BitcoinFocus event was to remain accessible to all. A big thank you to the sponsors at @TechHub, @coindesk and @diacle_ for allowing to keep these events free to attend and to keep the food and drink flowing. Also, a big thank you to Paul @bitcoinfocus for a fantastic organisation. First up, …

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Lavender Scent – Bitcoin Singapore 2013

Bitcoin Singapore 2013 was opened with a day of start-ups pitch sessions that had no less than fifty venture capitalists showing interest. The first Asia Pacific conference second day saw many talented start up founders and developers sharing their interpretation of what Bitcoin’s eco-system needs. Organized by SeedCoin, a virtual incubator that has an arm …

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Bitcoin Is A Transition Technology

With background in Cryptography and as a senior writer in Bitcoin Magazine, Vitalik Buterin seems like one of the best well-versed out there. While on his cross Atlantic Bitcoin expedition, we recorded a long conversation for my documentary project. Trying to cover as many topics as possible, in-order to learn Vitalik’s (whom I’ve been reading …

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Bitcoin, Balance And Motivation To Grow

Circuit bending art, code and activism, raising awareness to Bitcoin giving a Carte Blanche in the Forex market, Jaromil is an ‘open-source’ OS developer par excellence. Inspired by dear friends in the community, he showed interest in an early adoption stage. In April 2011, answering the question: ‘Bitcoins – Isn’t this simply a distributed structure …

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Liberty Haze – European Bitcoin Convention – Amsterdam

The first European Bitcoin Convention that took place in Amsterdam, September 26-28, was a vibrant explosion of enthusiasm and evangelism. The spirit of progression towards a mass adoption of Bitcoin felt like a welcoming brain-storming marathon with some of the most exciting the eco-system has to offer. The organizers did a fantastic job with the …

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Internet Voting Systems and Bitcoin – Restart Democracy

As part of the research for my upcoming documentary IamSatoshi, I was viewing the Blockchain as means for a voting system. My exploration led me to Restart Democracy, and I had the chance to record a lively conversation with Chris Camp, the founder. Chris explains what Restart Democracy is and talks about their latest mission: …

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Bitcoin Focus – Bitcoin 101

The local Bitcoin Meetup Group got together on July 24th for ‘something more formal’. Taking over the floor of the soon to be launched Alpha Beta Tech-Hub building on the edge of the city. The idea of the new quarterly ‏@bitcoinfocus event is to cover relevant ground that is informative to both newcomers to the …

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